Irving believed that Hitler was not aware about the holocaust until about 1943, and he wasn't responsible for it. If anyone was to blame it was Goebbels. He believes that rogue SS Officers killed a few Jews, but Typhus and starvation killed more. When confronted by someone who said her granparents died at Auschwitz he said "You can be comforted in the knowledge that they most likely died of typhus, like Anne Frank.". He is of the Opinion that there were no Gas chambers, no mass murder of Jews. It was all orchestrated by the Jews for financial gain. In 1990 he came up with an acronym ASSHOLS, standing for "The Auschwitz Survivors, Survivors of the Holocaust, and Other Liars."(18 ).
David Irving Finally admitted that gas chambers existed in Hitler's wartime regime at Auschwitz (19 ).
Finally, he eventually admitted the Holocaust happened after reading Adolf Eichmann's papers he said "My views have changed" (20 ).
Ernst Zundel a German national immigrated to Canada in the late 1950's. In 1984 his was indicted for distributing pamphlets saying the Holocaust was a hoax(21 ).
Sabina Citron started the proceedings against Zundel but the Canadian government quickly took over. Because Zundel made "a statement or tale known to be false and likely to cause mischief to the public interest in social and racial tolerance"(22 ).
The law required the prosecution prove the falseness of the accused claims, and that the accused did not believe his own propaganda(23 ).
One pamphlet He distributed said that Israeli Zionists were using the Holocaust to gain monetarily from the Germans(24 ).
The title of his tracts were "Did Six Million Really Die?" and "The Hitler We Loved and Why."(25 ).
Zundel was convicted, on January 23 1987 this conviction was overturned by Ontario Court of Appeals and ruled that he has to be re-tried. He was retried and again convicted This conviction too was overturned (26 ).
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